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REMOVE DOOR PANEL USING SPECIAL TRIM REMOVAL TOOL. (PLASTIC CLIPS). PEEL BACK ICE & WATER PLASTIC COVERING IF NECESSARY. REMOVE ANY AND ALL SCREWS SECURING ANYTHING TO DOOR PANEL, IE: TRIM, HANDLES, ETC.WINDOW AND POWER LOCK SWITCH SHOULD NOW BE ACCESSIBLE. UNCLIP, AND/OR UNSCREW SWITCH. DETACH ELECTRICAL LEAD FROM SWITCH. INSTALL ALL COMPONENTS IN REVERSE ORDER
Remove the inner handle (A). Take care not to scratch the door panel.
-1 Pry out the cap (B), and remove the screw (C).
-2 Pull the inner handle forward and out half-way.
-3 Disconnect the inner handle rod (D) from the joint bushing (E), and power door lock switch connector (F). For some models: On driver's side, disconnect the driving position memory switch connector (G).
-3 NOTE: Check the bushing for damage, and replace if necessary.
Detach the clips (A) and hooks (B), then remove the speaker grille (C). Remove the screws (D).
Detach the clips (A) and release the hooks (B), then remove the switch panel (C). Take care not to scratch the door panel. Disconnect the power window switch (door multiplex control unit) connectors (D). On driver's side, disconnect the power mirror switch connector (E).
Pry out the cap (F), and remove the screw (G).
Release the clips that hold the door panel (A) with a commercially available trim pad remover (B), then remove the door panel by pulling it upward. Disconnect the speaker connector (C).
On driver's side, disconnect the front door subharness connector (D). On passenger's side, disconnect the courtesy light bulb socket (E), and detach the harness clip (F) from the panel.
Remove the door panel with as little bending as possible to avoid creasing or breaking it.
Install the door panel in the reverse order of removal, and note these items:
Check the clips for damage or stress-whitening, and replace them with new one.
Make sure the connectors are plugged in properly, and the inner handle rod and courtesy light bulb socket are connected properly.
Important: When removing a door trim panel or switch plate, disconnect the negative battery terminal. This will eliminate the possibility of shorting out the switch if you use a screwdriver, an awl, or other metal object in order to remove the switch from the harness.
Remove the window regulator handle, if equipped. (manual windows only) Remove the front door warning reflector. Remove the door panel screw (1) through the hole in the door warning reflector opening. Use a flat bladed tool in order to remove the rear deck release switch bezel. Disconnect the rear deck release switch. Use a flat-bladed tool in order to remove the lower switch bezel trim screw access cover. Remove the lower switch bezel trim screws. Remove the lower switch bezel trim panel. Use a flat-bladed tool in order to pry the front door switch bezel upward. Disconnect: Power door lock switch connector, if equipped. Power window switch connector, if equipped. Power mirror switch connector, if equipped (left side only). Gently disengage the front door trim retaining clips and remove the door trim panel from the door.
Section 01-05: Trim, Interior
1998 Windstar Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION
Procedure revision date: 01/22/1999
Trim Panel, Door
Remove door latch cover by prying from top edge and pulling trim free of retaining clips and sliding trim away from latch.
Remove portion of armrest containing door lock switch and window regulator control switch (14529) by pulling straight up.
Remove rear view outside mirror mounting hole cover assembly by prying at top and pulling upward to release double-sided clip.
Front Door Trim Panel
Screw (1 Req'd), Right Door
Screw (1 Req'd), Left Door
Radio Speaker Grille Name Plate
Screw (1 Req'd)
Cover Assembly Rear View Outside Mirror Mounting Hole
Remove screw attaching front door trim panel (23942) to front door (20124) under switch plate.
Remove two screws located at bottom of front door trim panel.
Disconnect the door lock switch (14028) and window regulator control switch electrical connectors.
Remove door window regulator handle if equipped by unsnapping and pivoting away the handle cover from base to expose retaining screw. Remove screw from the door window regulator handle.
Pull front door trim panel from the top to release hooks from front door .
Remove front door trim panel.
Replace any bent or damaged fasteners.
Follow removal procedure in reverse order.
Body Side Removal
Remove door handle retaining clip by sliding a shop towel between handle and door trim. With tension on the cloth, pull one end of the cloth so it slides between the handle and the door trim. If handle does not come out, reverse direction.
Unfasten 13 christmas tree fasteners using double-acting spring-loaded trim removal tool and pull body side trim panel from body side door.
Remove forward and rearward mating sections from under window trim.
Replace all christmas tree fasteners.
Follow removal procedure in reverse order.
For installation of handle, install clip to handle, then push handle onto shaft to snap in place.
Disconnect rear window defroster wires.
Remove the liftgate window garnish moulding as described.
Remove screws attaching liftgate handle to liftgate and liftgate inside trim panel.
Using Rotunda Windshield and Moulding Trim Removal Kit 107-R0401 or equivalent, pry pushpins retaining liftgate trim from the liftgate.
Disconnect the negative battery cable. Important:When removing a
door trim panel or switch plate, disconnect the negative battery terminal. This will
eliminate the possibility of shorting out the switch if you use a screwdriver,
an awl, or other metal object in order to remove the switch from the
Remove the window regulator handle, if equipped.
Remove the front door warning reflector.
Remove the door panel screw (1) through the hole in the door warning
Use a flat bladed tool in order to remove the rear deck release switch
Disconnect the rear deck release switch.
Use a flat-bladed tool in order to remove the lower switch bezel trim screw
Remove the lower switch bezel trim screws.
Remove the lower switch bezel
Use a flat-bladed tool in order to pry the front door switch bezel upward.
Gently disengage the front door trim retaining clips and remove the door trim
panel from the door.
Install the front door trim panel to the door. Ensure that the retainers are locked into place.
Connect the rear deck release connector.
Install the rear deck release switch bezel. Press the bezel firmly into
Remove the screw cap and the screw from the inside door handle and slide the
handle rearward to disengage the hook from the inner sheet metal.
Disconnect the inside door handle from the front door latch remote control
Remove the two-piece pushpins from the front door trim panel (23942).
NOTE: Use a commonly available spring loaded trim pad removing tool
with a long thin nose to prevent damage to the door trim panel. Release the
seven front door trim panel bullet nose fasteners and push inboard, then upward
to release the front door trim panel.
If equipped, disconnect the master window regulator control switch
Remove the retainer from the master window regulator control switch panel.
Pull outward on the cup retainer tabs and remove.
Remove the master window regulator control switch electrical connector from
Remove the door handle bezel.Remove the power window/door lock switch bezel.Remove the rearview mirror fastener trim cover.Remove the 4 door trim panel retaining screws.One that was behind the mirror trim cover,behind the switch panel,behind the door handle bezel,and one at the bottom corner.Lift the door trim panel up from the door to disengage the trim panel clips.Remove the front radio speaker. Disconnect the power mirror wiring connector.Remove the 3 bolts to the mirror.
Remove the sail panel,the little panel on inside of door at the mirror.
Remove the window regulator switch plate, pry up on the front of it with a small pick or screw driver. Disconnect the electrical connectors.
Remove the top door trim panel screw that is behind the sail panel you removed.
Remove door trim panel screw at window regulator switch plate opening.
Remove door trim panel screw in the courtesy lamp housing. Remove the courtesy lamp lens.Remove the screw.
Remove the inside door handle trim cover.
Remove the bolt.
Remove the inside door handle.
Lift upward to remove the front door trim panel.
Remove the courtesy lamp.
Turn the courtesy lamp bulb socket one quarter turn and remove.
Disconnect the power mirror electrical connector.
Remove the three outside rear view mirror nuts.
Remove the mirror.